Best and Not Best Books of 2010

2010 was the year of series and sci-fi…because that’s a lot of what Amazon was giving away.

Best of 2010

The Children’s Book – A. S. Byatt
Piano: The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand – James Barron
The Magicians – Lev Grossman
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – Gregory Maguire
The Alienist – Caleb Carr
On the Road – Jack Kerouac
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
The Nanny Diaries – Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Nanny Returns – Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
The Bean Trees – Barbara Kingsolver
The Unit – Ninni Holmqvist
Howard’s End – E. M. Forster
Angelology – Danielle Trussoni
Zoe’s Tale – John Scalzi
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates – David Cordingly
No Dominion – Charlie Huston
Half the Blood of Brooklyn – Charlie Huston
Every Last Drop – Charlie Huston
My Dead Body – Charlie Huston
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer – Irene Opdyke
Mudbound – Hillary Jordan
Deception Point – Dan Brown
Push – Sapphire
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – David Wroblewski
Septembers of Shiraz – Dalia Sofer
Swimming Lessons – Rohinton Mistry
Darkness on the Edge of Town – Brian Keene
A Scattered Life – Karen McQuestion
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America – Erik Larson
Bright of the Sky – Kay Kenyon
A World Too Near – Kay Kenyon
The Brooklyn Follies – Paul Auster
The Trial – Franz Kafka
AWOL on the Appalacian Trail – David Miller
Note by Note: A Celebration of the Piano Lesson – Tricia Tunstall
Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload – Mark Hurst
Soul Identity – Dennis Batchelder
Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France – Peter Mayle

Not Best of 2010

The Pawn – Steven James
The Rook – Steven James
Cape Refuge – Terri Blackstock
Southern Storm – Terri Blackstock
Al Capone Does My Shirts – Gennifer Choldenko
Flags of Our Fathers – James Bradley
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
More Blood, More Sweat, and Another Cup of Tea – Tom Reynolds
Petals from the Sky – Mingmei Yip
The Angel of Darkness – Caleb Carr
His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire, #1) – Naomi Novik
Middlemarch – George Eliot
Ireland – Frank Delaney
Beautiful Lies – Lisa Unger
A Memory of Wind – Rachel Swirsky
First Flight – Mary Robinette Kowal
Tinkers – Paul Harding
Her Last Letter – Nancy Johnson

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